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Gunmen Attack Police Station, Kill Inspector In Anambra

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Unknown gunmen yesterday attacked Ojoto Police station in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The Eastern Updates gathered that one Police Inspector was killed in the attack, which took place Thursday afternoon.

Policemen on duty, however, repelled the attackers and blocked them from setting the station on fire.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, failed to confirm the incident.

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He told reporters that he was planning to visit the area immediately, adding that he would respond after the trip.

A Senior Police Officer in the state, who spoke with journalists in confidence, confirmed the attack on the police station, saying that; ‘we lost one Inspector today again.’

The source said the State Police Commissioner, Chris Owolabi, was preparing to visit the Police station already.

An eyewitness said the hoodlums came in three Sienna vehicles, but were repelled by the Policemen on duty.

‘We are in trouble in this state now. Nobody knows which way to follow again. The problems and tension being created in Anambra are too much for us to bear,’ the eyewitness lamented.

 

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